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To whom the Juniors affectionately dedicate this book 

Principal of Lasell 

G^Ciy-cc^) c£^ 

Honorary Member of Class of 1905 

T/i e A L L E R L E I 


Edito r-in- Ch ief 
Frances Bragdon 

Associate Editors 
Zelda Blackburn Mabel B. Judd 

Helen A. Darling Agnes Wylie 

Business Manager 
Mary K. Willett 

Assistant Business Manager 
Roberta Clark 

Subscription Agent 
Mary Potter 

Assistant Subscription Agent 
Edna Rogers 

Advertising Agent 
Helen Royse 

Assistant Advertising Agents 
Miriam H. Nelson Edith Harber 

Helen Royse Ida Jones 

Edith G. Solomon 

[ 7 ] 

The A L L E R L E I 


William R. Clark, D.D., President, 

85 Rindge Ave., Cambridge 

Charles Parkhurst, D.D., 

36 Bromfield St., Boston 

Borden P. Bowne, LL.D., 

380 Longwood Ave., Boston 

Kate R. Bragdon, 

Pasadena, Cal. 

Charles C. Bragdon, 



Charles Cushman Bragdon, A.M., LL.D. . . . Principal 

Caroline A. Carpenter . . . Assistant Principal; English 

/ Literature; History 

Guy M. Winslow, Ph.D. ..... Natural Sciences 

(In charge during the Principal's absence) 

Lillie R. POTTER ..... Preceptress; Manners; Dress 

Lillian M. Packard, A.B. ...... Mathematics 

Margaret Rand, A.B. ..... Assistant in Mathematics 

[ 8 ] 


Mary P. Witherbee 
Jeanne Le Royer . 
Blanche C. Martin 
Lottie Evelyn Bates, B.A. 
Maria H. Frohn 
T. Corwin Watkins, D.D. 
Dr. Homer B. Sprague . 
Martha E. Ransom 
Josephine Kenny 
Beatrice M. Bird . 
Annie Payson Call 
Capt. Charles A. Ranlett 
Mary L. Nutt 
Joseph A. Hills 
Louisa F. Parkhurst 
Priscilla White 
Helen Goodrich 
Henry M. Dunham 
S. E. Goldstein 
George W. Bemis . 
Mary Augusta Mullikin 




Reading; Expression 

Latin; Greek 


Ph i losophy ; Econo m ics 


rector of Physical Culture; Swimming 

Assistant in Gymnastics 

Assistant in Swimming 

Nerve Training 

Military Drill 

Care of Health 



Voice Culture 

Assistant in Voice Culture 

Organ; Harmony; Chorus Singing 

. Violin 

Guitar; Mandolin 

Drawing; Painting; History of Art 

Miriam N. LOOMIS, Cooking, Demonstrations and Practice; Experiment Half- 
Home Sanitation 

Bertha W. Ferguson 
Mary E. Cutting . 
Mary E. Fiske 
Abbie M. Thompson 
Nellie B. Dyer 

Angeline C. Blaisdell 

Bookkeeping; Penmanship 



Dress Cutting 

. Phonography 


[ 9] 


The A L L E R L E I 

^nmtor Clans 

Motto : " Forward! " 

Class Colors : Scarlet and White 
Class Flower : Carnation 

Class Yell: Ku Icetcha pah zah, 
Ku ketcha pah zah, 
Tunca shona tah zah, 
Tunca shona tah zah, 
E a tona wah tor, 
Cheer for the Class of 

Honorary Member 
Samuel L. Clemens 


Theodora Hine Close 
Alice Stahl . 
Katharine Jenckes 
Grace Hardy 
Gladys Patterson 


Vice President 





Elsie Bolles 
Theodora Close 
Elizabeth Cobb 




. 57 . 

. Hartford, Connecticut 

. 4 . 

Berlin Heights, Ohio 

. 32 . 

Warren, Ohio 

[ 11 ] 

The A L L E R L E I 

Members — Continued 



Edith Govert . 


Jennie Hamilton 

. 25 

Ella Hazelton 

. 7 

Grace Hardy 


Josephine Holmes 

. 23 

Katharine Jenckes 

. 5 

Agnes Kellars . 

. 12 

Julia Martin 


Gladys Patterson 


Corinne Richter 


Alice Stahl 


Lucile Zeller 



Quincy, Illinois 

Port Huron, Michigan 

Montague City, Massachusetts 

Ashburnham, Massachusetts 

Kingston, Massachusetts 

Newport, Rhode Island 

Stonington, Connecticut 

Bozeman, Montana 

Melbourne, Australia 

. Columbus, Ohio 

Bellevue, Ohio 

Evanston, Illinois 

[ 12 ] 

The A L L E R L E I 

g>ent0r dlaaa lytston} 


Elsie Bolles, C.V. 1 Hartford, Conn., 1883 

Masquers. Very talkative. Harmony her strong point. People won- 
der why she is always thirty minutes late for literature. 

" Silence more musical is than any speech." 


Theodora Close, P.S.C. 2 . . . Berlin Heights, Ohio, 1883 

Lasellia, Masquers. Sometimes called " Teddy." Propensity for falling 
in love. Has two favorite names, " Charlie," ' Anthony." Noted 
for her evenness of temper. Always found writing letters. Hears 
herself catch cold. 

" For if she will, she will, you may depend on't; 

And if she won't, she won't, so there's an end on't." 


Elizabeth Cobb, S.D. 3 ..... Warren, Ohio, 1885 
Delta. Called ' ' Cobbie ' ' for short. Writes essays for the whole of 
the Senior Class. Makes a splendid alligator. Is fond of evening enter- 
tainments. Has grown six inches since donning her cap and gown. 
Ever faithful. 

" Tall and stately." 


Edith Govert, C.W. 4 . . . . Quincy, 111., 1885 

Masquers. Only representative in the measle line of the year 1904. 
Knows that sometimes " mountains have burned." People wonder 
why she talks back. 

" Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low, — 
An excellent thing in woman." 


Josephine Holmes, S.C.B. 5 .... Kingston, Mass., 1884 

Masquers. Very sober and sedate. Called " Joe." Her distinguishing 
characteristic, needless to say, is her smile. Has common sense. 

" Love hath led her in the net." 

1 Class Violinist. 

2 President Senior Class. 

3 Secretary Delta. 

4 Class Wit. 

5 Senior Class Bride. 

[ 13 ] 

The A L L E R L E I 


Ella Hazelton, C.P.D. 6 . . . Montague City, Mass., 1883 

Delta. Likes to give out long lessons. A nighthawk. Does the 
bear dance to perfection. Light and graceful. Remarks in literature 
class are brilliant. " Short and dark, but nevertheless beautiful." — E. H. 

" Oh, blest with temper whose unclouded ray 
Can make to-morrow cheerful as to-day." 


Grace Hardy, T.S.C. 7 . . . Moultonborough, N. H., 1882 
Masquers. Always found working for the Leaves. Fond of argu- 
ing. Given to giggling in chapel. Loves to sing bass. Ethics her 
favorite pastime. Is very fond of acting ; Shakespearian plays her 

" Neat, not gaudy." 


Jennie Hamilton, C.C.B. 8 . . . Port Huron, Mich., 1883 

Delta ; Masquers. Always on time. Lacks — weight. Knows what 

a rooster is. Directs letters to Southern States. Why ? Up on all 

subjects. Must know the " whys" and " wherefores" of everything. 

" There studiously let me sit, 

And hold high converse with the mighty dead." 


Katharine Jenckes, CCA. 9 . . . Barrington, R. I., 1883 

Lasellia ; Masquers. Called " Kat." Keeps posted on Newport 
styles. Is fond of the name " Bab." Loves to pose as a peri. Writes 
poetry — while you wait. Has high ideals. 

" Eloquence shall throne thee with archangels." 


Agnes Kellars, G.M. 10 ..... Prussia, Germany 

Lasellia ; Masquers. A dramatic star. Fond of nightly rambles. 
Very contrary. Impossible to tease her. Makes bright remarks. 

"Ah, Bertha ! Now stop." 

Related to Certain Stage Celebrities. 

" Character is best where no hands but Nature's have been laid on it." 

6 Class Prima Donna. 

7 Treasurer Senior Class. 

8 Captain Company B. 

9 Captain Company A. 
io German Member. 

[ 14 ] 



Julia Martin, C.P. 11 Bozeman, Mont., 1884 

S.D. ; Masquers. Deep thinker. Her poetry has been compared with 
that of Tennyson. Wishes everything explained. Continually mourns 
Dr. Bell. Why did she draw the best table in the dining room ? 

' Who says in verse what others say in prose.'' 


Gladys Patterson, P.L.C. 12 . . . Woodstock, Canada, 1884 

Lasellia ; Masquers; Canoe Club ; Orphean Club. Teachers' pet — ? 
Busy running affairs. Anxious for foreign mail. Great aspirations. 
Lacks — a strike. 

' I have not willingly planted a thorn in any man's bosom." 



Corinne Elizabeth Richter, P.G.C. . . Covington, Ky., 1884 

Lasellia ; Masquers ; Glee Club ; Orphean Club. Has a fondness for 
Harvard. Her highest ambition — to be somebody. Has a great affinity 
for English. Rooms with "Shaw." Always on time. 
" My friend, clear your mind of cant." 


Alice Stahl, V.P.S.C. 14 .... Fremont, Ohio, 1884 

Sometimes called Marion. Delta ; Masquers. Friend of the op- 
pressed. Always found studying French. Adores psychology and 
ethics. Sunday breakfast her favorite meal; why? Likes penolia 
sandwiches and oranges. 

" Oh, give me peace ! " 


Lucile Zeller, B.M.L. 15 .... Richmond, Ind., 1884 

Delta ; Masquers ; Orphean Club. Stands first in physiology. 
Favorite name " Willard." Disposition very jovial. Always found 
promptly in her place — at meal times. Fond of peanuts. Lacks — 
several things. 

" It is not the quantity but the quality which determines 
the mind's dignity." 

ii Class Poet. 

12 President Lasellia Club. 

13 President Glee Club. 
i43Vice President Senior Class? 
15 Business Manager Leaves? 

[ 15 ] 

The A L L E R L E I 

Junior Ollaaa 


Motto : " Deo iwvante " 

Class Colors : Gold and White 
Class Flower : Daisy 

Class Yell: Een dicka deen, dicka fatta, dicka fee, 
E bibba bibo, E bibba bibo, 
Een dicka deen, dicka fatta, dicka fee, 
M D C C C C V. 



Miriam Hall Nelson 
Helen A. Darling . 
Grace Shaw Fuller 
Edna Rogers . 
Barbara Vail 


Vice President 





Zelda Blackburn 
Frances Bragdon 
Roberta Clark 




. 53 . 

Albany, New York 

. 44 . 

Evanston, Illinois 

. 11 . 

Frankfort, Indiana 

[ 17 ] 


MEMBERS — Continued 


Helen Darling 
Mary Dodge 
Grace S. Fuller 
Claire Funke 
Edith Harber . 
Hettie Harbine 
Margaret Henderson 
Ida Jones . 
Mabel B. Judd 
Miriam H. Nelson 
Eila Patterson 
Mary Potter 
Edna Rogers 
Helen Royse 
Barbara Vail 
Amye Vickery 
Laura Weaver 

Ada Wells 
Mary K. Willett 

Agnes Wylie 

Room Residence 

65 . . Pawtucket, Rhode Island 

75 Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts 

. 62 

Albany, New York 

Gym. Hall C 

Lincoln, Nebraska 

. 38 

. Bloomington, Illinois 

. 26 

Xenia, Ohio 

. 63 

Fort Madison, Iowa 

. 22 . 

Evanston, Illinois 

. 73 . 

Chicago, Illinois 

. 40 

Derby Line, Vermont 

. 75 . 

. Craftsbury, Vermont 

. 73 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

. 6 

Watertown, New York 

. 11 

Lafayette, Indiana 

. 73 . 

Oakland, California 

. 13 

Fort Worth, Texas 

. 26 . 

Xenia, Ohio 

. . 

Newton, Massachusetts 

. 23 

Flint, Michigan 

. 14 

East Craftsbury, Vermont 

[ 18 ] 

The A L L E R L E I 

TittBtorg of % (Elaaa of 1905 

ESOLVED to be obedient to a mandatory injunction issued by 
the Class of 1905 to produce a history of the Class in their 
most worthy annual, the Allerlei, the Historian invoked the 
aid of Clio and waited for an inspiration. But Clio and the 
Historian's literary vein were not in harmony. When Literary 
Vein saw that a wearisome task lay before Historian, she had pity on the 
maid and withdrew from activity for awhile and gave her a restful sleep. 
Then Clio, perceiving that Literary Vein had done this kindness to Historian, 
realized that Literary Vein did not always seek to look into the future, far 
as human eve could see, and make work for the overwrought muse, as up to 
this time had been supposed. Accordingly Clio made peace with this friendly 
spirit, and thev together determined to aid Historian in her arduous labor. 

While Historian slept she dreamed a strange dream. She was wandering 
through a dense forest where the trees had leaves like the leaves of books. 
There were many roads ; some were very wide, others were so narrow that 
only one person could pass at a time. The rocky path in which Historian 
was walking was so overgrown with thorny bushes and coarse grasses that 
she was about to turn back, when the muse Clio appeared to her, saying : 
" Never turn back. You need go but three rods before you to find what 
will help you to accomplish your task." 

Encouraged by this, Historian pressed on. Surely some power had come 
to her aid, for as she ran the brambles fell away before her, and she presently 
came to the bank of a babbling brook, where birds of brilliant plumage sang 
with bewitching sweetness in the branches of drooping willows. One lighted 
on Historian's shoulder and sang : — 

" Look, look, look in the brook ! 
Take, take, take with your hands ! 
Do, do what Clio commands." 

[ 19 ] 

The A L L E R L E I 

Without a moment's hesitation, or even pausing to wonder at the 
strangeness of the incident, Historian rolled up her sleeves, plunged her 
hands deep into the brook, and waited. Presently a leaf from the tree called 
diary came floating down. Eagerly she seized it and read : — 

October 2, 1903. — To-day we had our first class meeting as Juniors. 
We elected some excellent officers, counted ourselves, congratulated our- 
selves on our increase in number, and adjourned hastily to learn the results 
of the other class elections. 

How different it was from that first meeting of 1905, in the unlighted 
English room ! How the hearts of those two frightened Freshmen had 
quaked when they heard the sound of sneering Sophomores, laughing Juniors 
and calm-voiced Seniors advancing to break up their meeting ; but they 
showed that they had not entirely lost their presence of mind by quietly slip- 
ping to their own rooms by way of the side porch, leaving the invaders an 
empty room and a victory barren of results. 

Presently another leaf drifted toward her : — 

OCTOBER 31, 1903. — To-night the Masquers gave a masquerade. We 
Juniors were relieved from preparing costumes, for two of our number were 
willing to go without their soup that they might improve this opportunity to 
lay the Seniors' caps and gowns in the tank room until we were ready to 
use them. We did not ask the Seniors' permission to do this, for we knew 
that they were so busy preparing their own costumes that they would not 
take time to hold a class meeting to decide even so momentous a question 
as this. So our action was not so malicious as it afterwards seemed to those 
Seniors, who would not listen when we attempted to explain our apparent 
rudeness. It seemed a great pity that large-minded Seniors could not see 
the matter in the light in which we saw it ; but since it was evidently of no 
use to argue the case, we decided to make the best of a bad matter and show 
our chagrined sisters how much better those new gowns would look on us 
than hanging lonely in Senior closets, and stayed out of sight until the 
masquerade was well begun. The effect of our appearance in those caps 
and gowns was all that could have been desired. As we floated into the 
gymnasium every Senior stood for an instant as if transfixed, and then they 
fell down en masse on their knees before us. And that was the first time that 

[ 20 ] 

The A L L E R L E I 

the Class of 1905 appeared in cap and gown. Did ever another class receive 
a more gratifving recognition ! 

Now the leaves came thick and fast. Historian laid them on the bank 
and read them one by one. 

January 13, 1904. — The Allerlei Board began its work to-day. 

January 23, 1904. — The Juniors entertained the Seniors at a salama- 
gundi partv. 

February 12, 1904. — All the Juniors are overjoyed. Edward Everett 
Hale consents to be our honorary member. What greater honor could 
be ours ? 

February 15, 1904. — Our class meeting was disturbed by some 
Seniors who were anxious for a frolic. They carried away our secretary's 
book to their meeting, and when we came in a body to claim it they vacated 
their room at our suggestion, after which we continued our business without 
further interruption. 

February 17, 1904. — To-day the entire Junior class " made up " 
poetrv. We are willing to attempt anything after this supreme effort in a 
heretofore unexplored realm of composition. 

February 27, 1904. — Election of town officers for town of Lasell. 
Opposing candidates, members of Junior and Senior Classes. Class spirit 
ran high. A certain Senior evidently fearing the effect of the sign, " Juniors 
promise free trade at the grocery store," tore it down vindictively. We even 
heard of a candidate who tried to bribe unsuspecting little ''Preps." But 
whatever the unlawful deeds committed elsewhere may have been, at the 
polls the civil government class (Junior) and Dr. Watkins kept perfect 
order. And what was the result of the election ? 1905's candidates were 
chosen to conduct the affairs of the town of Lasell. 

March 14, 1904. — To-day we learned from one of our class that 
Caesar met an owl on his way to the Feast of Lupercal. What a commen- 
tary on Caesar we Juniors could write if we only had 

Here the Historian awoke. 

[ 21] 

T he A L L E R L E I 

j^npljomnrr (ElaaH 


Motto : Gradatim Fastigia Attingimus 

Class Colors : Black and Gold 
Class Flower : Black-eyed Susan 

Class Yell : Rickity, rackity, rah ! rah ! ree ! 
We're the class we ought to be! 
Rickity, rackity, rah ! rah ! rix ! 
We're the Class of 1906! 

Martha Gay Haskell . 
Janet Bryce .... 
Ina Martha Harber 
Florence Corbin . 


Vice President 




Marie Andrews 
Edith Anthony 
Elsa Basch 
Marjorie Blackman 
Janet Bryce 
Ruth Butterfield 




59 . Parkersburg, West Virginia 

41 . South Dartmouth, Massachusetts 
12 Newark, New Jersey 

Gym. Hall B . . Hinsdale, Illinois 

64 . . Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 

27 Kingman, Maine 

[ 22 ] 

-The A L L E R L E I 

Members — continued 



Hazel Carey 


Marie Cogswell 


Florence Corbin 


Belle Cook 


Laura Dale 

Gym. Hall C 

Maree Darrough 


Maude Douglass 


Susie Gallup 


Gertrude Graham 


Louise Grunewald 

Gym. Hall B 

Martha Haskell 

• . . . 

Ina Harber 


Lucile Hyde 

. 70 . 

Edna Inglehart 


Belle Johnson . 


Mildred Johnston 


Nellie Krause 


Margaret Lamborn 


Lucille Lothrope 

. Annex 5 . 

Edna Mathews 

. 37 

Clara Mattlage 


Fanny McKenzie 

Gym. Hall D 

Garnett Romans 


Grace Rowe 


Minnie Sawyer 


Laura Simons . 


Florence Strong 


Sarah Strong . 


Charlotte Thearle 


Katherine Washburn 

j .22 

Leslie White 



Joliet, Illinois 

Portland, Oregon 

New Britain, Connecticut 

Michigan City, Indiana 

Omaha, Nebraska 

. Kansas City, Kansas 

Oneida, New York 

Norwich, Connecticut 

Toledo, Ohio 

Chicago, Illinois 

Auburndale, Massachusetts 

. Bloomington, Illinois 

Omaha, Nebraska 

Watertown, New York 

Williston, Vermont 

Evanston, Illinois 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania 

. Alliance, Ohio 

Limerick, Maine 

Chillicothe, Illinois 

New York City 

Southington, Connecticut 

. Denison, Iowa 

Glens Falls, New York 

Watertown, Massachusetts 

Watertown, New York 

Amsterdam, New York 

Amsterdam, New York 

Chicago, Illinois 

Melrose, Massachusetts 

Lowell, Massachusetts 

[ 23 ] 

The A L L E R L E I 

'xipijotmirr (SHaaa natatory 






LL Lasell is divided into three parts, the first of which is 
inhabited by a little tribe called Freshmen, and is called the 
11 I don't know " division ; the second section, rightly named 
"I think I know," is peopled by the Juniors and Seniors; 
and the third part, the most important by far, and called " I 
know," is the mighty province of the Sophomores, of whom M. Haskellus 
is consul. 

Considering thoughtfully the well-known saying, " Some are born great, 
some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them," the 
Sophomores acknowledge modestly that they belong to all three classes. We 
were all born great, of course, but in addition to this we have recently had 
greatness thrust upon us by the Junior Class, which has tearfully begged us 
to impart to them the means by which we have achieved greatness ; which 
thing, with the consent of the Class, I will now reveal. 

On the eighteenth of October last we were organized, beginning with 
an enrollment of twenty-eight. After the election of officers and the decision 
upon colors and flower, each member of the Class was presented with a 
manual of parliamentary law, and was also requested to send suggestions as 
to valuable and original class yells to the secretary. Thirty-nine of the best 
were submitted at the next meeting, which was held just a week later, and a 
selection made. Unfortunately for the school, but still with very good reason, 
the Class has decided it wiser to keep both yells and color a secret for the 
present. We spent at that meeting a most delightful evening reciting pas- 
sages from our book of parliamentary law, which- everyone but the president 
had memorized. 

Regularly on every Tuesday since then, each member has received offi- 
cial notice of the meeting next to follow from our worthy and conscientious 
secretary. Owing to these regulations and to the splendid Lasell training on 
conducting business meetings, ours have all been faultless in the manner in 
which they have been managed. We believe firmly in " dignity before 

[ 24 ] 


humor," but desire to assure the Juniors that we, nevertheless, have no wish 
to inspire them with awe. 

It is a pleasure to the chance guest at Lasell to visit the Sophomore 
classes ; indeed, we do so well that it is difficult to say in which one we 
appear at our best. We are especially brilliant in Bible, as the following 
colloquy w T ill testify : — 

Miss Nutt — " How many sons had Joseph ?" 

Sophomore — " Seven thousand, wasn't it?" 

In history, also, we learn wonderful things, as the following shows: — 

Miss Carpenter — " What were the causes of the Hundred Years' 

Sophomore — " The influence of Charlemagne, the crusades, and the 
discovery of America." 

And another revelation from this same class : — 

Miss Carpenter — "What is orthodoxy?" 

Sophomore — "What you sing in the Congregational church at the 
beginning of the service." 

Of course French grammar is mere play to us, but we do pride our- 
selves on our pronunciation and our rapidity in translating. One of our star 
members was heard to remark not long ago that she considered translating 
French as easy as singing, which for her is saying a great deal. In English 
and ' Trig " we are most inspiring. Yet despite our evident intellectual 
ability, it is a never-ceasing wonder to us that among our members we have 
so many artists : gifted souls that could imperil the laurels of even Melba, 
Paderewski, Raphael, or — or Mrs. Martin. 

Owing to our studiousness we have so far engaged very little in the 
Juniors' and Seniors' frivolities. We regret deeply having had to miss the 
enjoyable reception given by the Faculty on February eleventh, but a stu- 
pendous French lesson prevented us from attending. We went to the 
informal reception to the school last fall, but were obliged to leave early in 
order to set a good example to our elders. 

Originality is a prominent and pleasing feature of our Class ; therefore, 
though I am loath to lay down my pen without the usual closing proposal, 
Three cheers for the Class of '06," it seems to me, as Historian, more 
fitting to close with this specimen of our rare inventive genius : — 

" Why this air of ' I know it all,' 

Long skirts, hair up, this growing tall ; 
This haughty glare and head held high ? 
Why, we'll be Juniors by and by." 

[ 25 ] 

The A L L E R L E I 

Jfastjmatt OIlasH 

Class Colors : Purple and White 
Class Flower : Violet 


Marion Atwell 
Elizabeth Bacon 
Bessie Price . 
Cora Danforth 


Vice President 






Ethel Argue 


Marion Atwell 

. 27 

Elizabeth Bacon 

. Annex 8 . 

Ruth Binford . 

Gym. Hall C 

Fannie Brookfield 


Helen E. Carter 

. 50 

Helen F. Carter 


Cora Danforth 


Mabel Deming 

Gym. Hall C 

Cornelia Eaton 


Rebecca Eliason 

34 . 


Toledo, Ohio 

. Orono, Maine 

York, Pennsylvania 

Marshalltown, Iowa 

Sterling, Illinois 

. Hastings, Minnesota 

Dorchester, Massachusetts 

. Yonkers, New York 

Hartford, Connecticut 

Lee, Massachusetts 

Chestertown, Maryland 

[ 26 ] 

The A L L E R L E I 

M EMBERS — continued 

X A M E 

Helen 1 Fairbanks 
Mabel Fredrick 
Juliette Gerin 
Blanche Harber 
Edith Hill 
Ethel Littlefield 
Elsa Merz 
Louise Morrell 
Adelaide Philbrick 
Bessie Price 
Ava Snow 
Marion Stahl . 
Mate Straight 
Etta Thayer . 
Anna Tompkins 
Dorothea Turner 
Ethel West 




. Newport, New Hampshire 

. Annex 5 . 

Hazelton, Pennsylvania 

. Annex 4 . 

Auburn, New York 


. Bloomington, Illinois 


Somerville, Massachusetts 

. Annex 7 . 

Troy, New York 


New York City 


Passaic, New Jersey 


Boston, Massachusetts 


. Brooklyn, New York 

. Annex 4 . 

. Austin, Illinois 


. Bellevue, Ohio 

Gym. Hall A 

Kent, Connecticut 


. Burlington, Vermont 


Brooklyn, New York 

. Annex 6 . 

Rutland, Vermont 


New York City 

[ 27 ] 


(Eljtpa from tfj? Sfoatjmatt ICog 

IRESHMAN ! Don't for a minute consider this name an 
insignificant one ; you would be making a grave mistake. 
More important it will seem to you if you glance about here 
in our sunny halls on the radiant and beaming faces of that 
noble class. Which is more desirable, power in possession or 
in prospect ? We now do not participate in all the frivolities and gayeties 
of the Junior and Senior Classes, but we do what is vastly more entertain- 
ing, — look forward to the days that are to come, when they shall have 
passed on, and we, occupying their preserves, shall enjoy the dignity of 
unquestioned rights to Saturday evening callers, to occasional unchaperoned 
expeditions into Boston, to subservient young supes, and all the rest of it. 
We shall not stop here to tell how great has been our gain during our 
seemingly unimportant, but really glorious, year at Lasell. We should be 
accused of bragging by those who do not have the privilege of knowing us 
well. Let us, rather, indulge in a few reminiscences of the merry past of 
our Class. 

Our first president, we recall with mingled feelings of mild disapproba- 
tion and amusement, was very high-minded (every Freshman president is, 
you know); so much so, indeed, that, rather than sit on a chair like com- 
moners, she selected at our meetings the teacher's desk as a seat more 
befitting her position. On one occasion there unfortunately happened to 
be an ink bottle near by, and as she was swinging a ruler around in a 
moment of great excitement, her hand came in violent contact with the 
bottle. Luckily it happened to be one of our safety ink wells, so that no 
harm was done. But our Freshman pride was touched. Our president 
must not be one to endanger the reputation of the Class for sobriety. 

[ 28 ] 


Accordingly we soon after elected a new president, who sits in her chair, 
like a princess, in perfect dignity and serenity. 

The pompadours of some of our schoolmates have been a great hind- 
rance to us ; for both in and out of class during the entire year the teachers 
have misjudged us and depreciated our knowledge, because they could not 
see how, with such towering structures to build every morning and demolish 
every night, we could find time to study our lessons. If, however, we 
breathe freely and scientifically, and follow the leading of our star, we are 
sure that the pompadours and all other obstacles to smooth sailing in the 
future will vanish into mist, and our many trials and tribulations eventually 
be no more. 

We are resolved, then, to be persevering and patient ; and as the years 
roll by, bringing at last that of our triumph, — 1907, — when we shall essay 
to fill the places of these Seniors of to-day, we shall worthily exemplify the 
Lasell standard, and will be an honor to our Alma Mater. 


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The A L L E R L E I 

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Elsie Anshutz . 
Gertrude Atwell 
Pearl Bates 
Alice Bean 
Sarah Caldwell 
Elizabeth Campbell 
Emma Mae Chisholm 
Edna Chedsey . 
Margaret Clark 
Etta Forrest 
Louise Garlock 
Mary Gordon 
Helen Gray 
Nellie Hart 
Louise Hayes 
Maud Hooper . 
Helen Jackson . 
Maude Kennedy 
Grace Levor 
Aimee Mack 
Ruth Marston . 
Madeline McCart 



18 . 

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 

. 43 . 

Port Henry, New York 

31 . 

Joliet, Illinois 

30 . 

Lowell, Massachusetts 

56 . 

Corpus Christi, Texas 

58 . 

Patton, California 


Annex 11 

. South Bend, Indiana 

Annex 4 

. Yonkers, New York 

70 . 

St. Johnsbury, Vermont 

70 . 

New York City 

. 47 . 

Troy, New York 


Annex 8 

Columbus, Georgia 

. 47 . 

Old Town, Maine 

10 . 

Unionville, Connecticut 

53 . 

Caribou, Maine 

. 37 . 

Berlin, New Hampshire 

Annex 7 

Des Moines, Iowa 

28 . 

Utica, New York 

16 . 

Gloversville, New York 

15 . 

Anderson, Indiana 

Gym. Hall D 

Campello, Massachusetts 

. 37 . 

Fort Worth, Texas 

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The A L L E R L E I 


Lucy Miller 
Cora Penniman 
Eva Robertson 
Dora Salzenstein 
Emma Schlapp . 
Gertrude H. Schloss 
Bertha Sleicher 
Madge Stearns 
Lois Thomas 
Maria Wilson . 
Adele Woodworth 
Alice Wright . 

C I A L 

. Students- 

— continued 




Avon, Connecticut 


Worcester, Massachusetts 


Hinsdale, New Hampshire 


Springfield, Illinois 


. Fort Madison, Iowa 



Cleveland, Ohio 


Troy, New York 


Hot Springs, Arkansas 


East Orange, New Jersey 


. Arecibo, Puerto Rico 


Kalamazoo, Michigan 


Worcester, Massachusetts 

[ 31 ] 

The A L L E R L E I 

President, EDNA Lois THURSTON 


Margaret Stephenson Hodgins 



Alcine Hotchkiss 
Martha Laurens 
Essie Longini 
Edna Thurston 


Marinette, Wisconsin 

55 . Ansonia, Connecticut 

Gym. Hall A, Charleston, South Carolina 

60 . . San Antonio, Texas 

41 . Cambridge, Massachusetts 

[ 32 ] 

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The A L L E R L E I 

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Honorary Members 

Miss Potter Miss Ransom 

Miss Packard Miss Bates 

Miss Mullikin 

Miss Goodrich 

Mrs. Winslow 


Julia Martin, '04 
Miriam H. Nelson, '05 
Helen A. Darling, '05 
Barbara Vail, '05 
Mary Potter, '05 
Mary Dodge, '05 
Mabel B. Judd, '05 
Frances Bragdon, '05 
Claire Funke, '05 
Janet Bryce, '06 
Ina Harber, '06 

Lois Thomas, 

Martha Haskell, '06 
Marie Andrews, '06 
Leslie White, '06 
Charlotte Thearle, '06 
Clara Mattlage, '06 
Laura Dale, '06 
Fannie Brookfield, '07 
Ruth Binford, '07 
Marjorie Blackman, Sp. 
Nellie Krause, '06 
Edna Chedsey, Sp. 

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The A L L E R L E I 

First Term 

Martha Haskell . 
Barbara Vail 
Janet Bryce . 
Lois Thomas . 
Miriam Nelson ; 

Fannie Brookfield ( 

Barbara Vail 
Janet Bryce . 
Martha Haskell . 
Frances Bragdon . 
Lois Thomas 
Mary Potter 
Charlotte Thearle 
Miriam Nelson > 
Laura Dale S 
Mabel Judd . 

Julia Martin ) 


Helen Darling S 

Julia Martin 
Lois Thomas . 
Mary Dodge . 
Charlotte Thearle 
Mabel Judd 
Miriam Nelson 
Helen Darling 
Marie Andrews 
Marjorie Blackman 
Leslie White 
Claire Funke ^ 
Ruth Binford > 

Second Term 

Third Term 


Vice President 

Secretary and Treasurer 

. Critic 

Executive Committee 


Vice President 



Executive Committee 

Music Committee 

. Critic 



Vice President 



Executive Committee 

Music Committee 
. Critic 
. Ushers 

[ 36 ] 

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The A L L E R L E I 

ICaspllta (ftltth 


Honorary Members 

Miss White 
Mrs. Martin 
Mrs. Loomis 

Mr. Dunham 
Mr. Hills 
Mr. Winslow 

Miss Witherbee 


Katharine Jenckes, '04 
Gladys Patterson, '04 


Theodora Close, '04 
Agnes Kellars, '04 
Grace Fuller, '05 
Adele Woodworth, Sp. 
Florence Corbin, '06 

Garnett Romans, '06 
Katherine Washburn, '06 
Emma Schlapp, Sp. 
Edith Anthony, '06 
Lucille Lothrope, '06 
Elizabeth Bacon, '07 
Elsa Merz, '07 
Anna Tompkins, '07 

Mildred Johnson, '06 

First Term 

Katharine Jenckes 
Grace Fuller 
Corinne Richter . 
Gladys Patterson 
Theodora Close 
Adele Woodworth 
Rebecca Eliason 


Vice President 


Business Manager 



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Second Ti 



Adele Woodworth 
Theodora Close 
Grace Fuller 
Gladys Patterson 
Elizabeth Bacon ) 
Emma Schlapp ) 
Katharine Jenckes 
Edith Anthony 
Lucille Lothrope 

Gladys Patterson 
Garnett Romans 
Lucille Lothrope 
Gladys Patterson 
Agnes Kellars 
Grace Fuller 
Emma Schlapp 
Florence Corbin 
Katherine Washburn 
Els a Merz 


Vice President 



Business Manager 


Executive Committee 

Third Term 


Vice President 


Business Manager 

. Critic 

Executive Committee 


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The A L L E R L E I 

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Honorary Members 
Col. Homer B. Sprague Miss Parkhurst 


Lucile Zeller, '04 
Jennie Hamilton, '04 
Elizabeth Cobb, '04 
Ella Hazelton, '04 
Alice Stahl, '04 
Edna Rogers, '05 
Edith Harber, '05 
Hettie Harbine, '05 
Roberta Clark, '05 
Helen Royse, '05 
Marion Stahl, '07 


Louise Grunewald, '06 
Edna Matthews, '05 
Minnie Sawyer, 7 06 
Elsie Anshutz, Sp. 
Maree Darrough, '06 
Edna Inglehart, '06 
Alcine Hotchkiss, '08 
Cora Penniman, Sp. 
Helen F. Carter, '07 
Edna Thurston, '08 
Cora Danforth, '07 
Lamborn, '06 

Lucile Zeller 
Edith Harber 
Jennie Hamilton 
Edna Rogers . 

First Term 


Vice President 

Secretary and Treasurer 

. Business Manager 

[ 41 ] 


Second Term 

Edna Rogers . 
Alice Stahl . 
Elizabeth Cobb 
Edith Harber 
Louise Grunewald 
Jennie Hamilton 
Helen Royse 
Roberta Clark 
Edna Matthews 
Minnie Sawyer 


Vice President 

Secretary and Treasurer 

. Critic 


Executive Committee 


Third Term 

Jennie Hamilton 
Helen Royse . 
Roberta Clark 
Ella Hazelton 
Alice Stahl 
Edna Inglehart 
Maree Darrough 
Alcine Hotchkiss 
Cora Danforth 
Edna Thurston 


Vice President 

Secretary and Treasurer 

. Critic 

Executive Committee 


[ 42 ] 

The A L L E R L E I 

GUjrtBitatt lEttfoabnr ^orirtg 

Alice Stahl . 
Julia Martin 
Barbara Vail 
Cora Danforth 
Roberta Clark 


Vice President 

. Secretary and Treasurer 

Prayer Meeting Committee 

Music Committee 


iltssumarg ^orietg 

Mary Potter 
Edna Rogers . 
Helen E. Carter . 
Barbara C. Vail 
Lillian M. Packard 
Marion M. Atwell 
Mildred Johnston 



Vice President 



Executive Committee 

[ 43 ] 


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Gladys Patterson 
Edna Rogers 


Lucile Zeller 
Edith Harber 
Martha Haskell 
Janet Bryce 
Katharine Jenckes 
Adele Woodworth 
Lois Thomas 
Edith Solomon 
Nellie Krause 
Miriam Nelson 
Grace Fuller 
Alice Stahl 
Theodora Close 
Grace Hardy 
Julia Martin 
Mildred Johnston 
Barbara Vail 
Agnes Wylie 
Maria Wilson 


Helen Darling 
Minnie Sawyer 
Anna Tompkins 
Marion Stahl 
Blanche Harber 
Agnes Kellars 
Zelda Blackburn 
Elsa Merz 
Margaret Lamborn 
Eila Patterson 
Lucy Miller 
Maree Darrough 
Edith Govert 
Jennie Hamilton 
Josephine Holmes 
Garnett Romans 
Helen Royse 
Elsie Bolles 
Ina Harber 
Margaret Henderson 
Ethel Argue 
Florence Corbin 
Bertha Sleicher 

Adele Woodworth 
Edith Harber . 

Lucile Zeller . 
Margaret Lamborn 
Grace Fuller . 


First Term 

Second Term 

. Manager 
Secretary and Treasurer 

. Manager 


. Treasurer 

[ 45 ] 





Blanche Harber, '07 . 
Miss Bates . 
Helen Royse, '05 
Gladys Patterson, '04 
Madeline McCart, Sp. 


Secretary and 'Treasurer 



Assistant Accompanist 

. Librarian 

First Sopranos 

Corinne Richter, '04 
Belle Johnson, '06 
Elsa Merz, '07 
Madeline McCart, Sp. 

Second Sopranos 

Juliette Gerin, '07 
Anna Tompkins, '07 
Garnett Romans, '06 
Cora Penniman, Sp. 

Fist Altos 
Roberta Clark, '05 
Blanche Harber, '07 
Edna Thurston, '08 

Second Altos 
Katherine Washburn, '06 
Edna Matthews, '05 
Edith Hill, '07 

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The A L L E R L E I 

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Margaret Clark 
Dora Salzenstein 
Edna Thurston . 



Secretary and Treasurer 

M E M B E R S 

First Mandolins 

Elizabeth Bacon 
Juliette Gerin 
Edna Thurston 
Dora Salzenstein 

Second Mandolins 
Margaret Clark 
Edith Solomon 
Miss Bates 

Maude Douglas 


Helen F. Carter 

Alice Wright 

Blanche Harber 

Mary Willett 

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The A L L E R L E I 

Military Srtll 


Company A 


Katharine Jenckes 




Roberta Clark 

First Sergeant 

Helen E. Carter 

Second Sergeant 

Marie Cogswell 

Company B 

Third Sergeant 

Jennie Hamilton 


Barbara Vail 


Edith Solomon 

First Sergeant 

Edith Govert 

Second Sergeant 

Agnes Wylie . 


Third Sergeant 

Helen Royse 

. . . . 

Color Sergeant 

Margaret Hodgins 
Laura Weaver 



. Color Guards 

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The A L L E R L E I 

Mr. Henry M. Duxham 


Miss Curtis 


First Sopranos 

Second Sopranos 

Marjorie Blackman 

Pearl Bates 

Belle Cook 

Elizabeth Campbell 

Gertrude Graham 

Helen F. Carter 

Nellie Hart 

Mabel Deming 

Ella Hazleton 

Helen Fairbanks 

Margaret Henderson 

Susie Gallup 

Maud Hooper 

Margaret Hodgins 

Belle Johnson 

Grace Levor 

Eila Patterson 

Ethel Littlefield 

Gladys Patterson 

Lucille Lothrope 


Cora Penniman 

Charlotte Thearle 

Mary Potter 

Dorothea Turner 

Dora Salzenstein 

Laura Weaver 

Florence Strong 

Agnes Wylie 

Sarah Strong 

Barbara Vail 

Lucile Zeller 


l t o s 

Ethel Argue 

Maude Kennedy 

Emma Mae Chisholm 

Gertrude Schloss 

Roberta Clark 

Katherine Washburn 

Louise Hayes 

Mary Willett 

Edith Hill 

Lucy Miller 



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The A L L E R L E I 

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Mary Augusta Mullikin 



Gertrude Atwell 
Elsie Anshutz 
Janet Bryce 
Louise Garlock 
Blanche Harber 
Margaret Lamborn 
Bertha Sleicher 
Edith Solomon 
Agnes Wylie 

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The A L L E R L E 1 

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Published Monthly during the school year by the Lasell Publishing Association 


First Term 

Jennie Hamilton 
Grace Hardy ^ 
Edith Harber $ 
Elizabeth Cobb 
Janet Bryce . 
Lois Thomas . 
Lucile Zeller 

Edito r-in - Ch ief 

Associate Editors 

Local Editor 

Exchange Editor 

Subscription Agent 

Business Manager 

Second Term 

Grace Hardy 
Mary Potter 
Martha Haskell 
Mary Willett 
Frances Bragdon 
Helen E. Carter 
Lucile Zeller 

Edito r-i n-Ch ief 

Associate Editors 

. Local Editor 

Exchange Editor 

Subscription Agent 

Business Manager 

Third Term 

Katharine Jenckes 
Hettie Harbine 
Sarah Caldwell 
Hazel Carey 
Lucille Lothrope 
Grace Hardy 
Leslie White . 
Lucile Zeller 


Associate Editors 

. Local Editor 

Exchange Editor 

Subscription Agent 

Business Manager 

[ 54 ] 




September 22. 





November 16. 



New girls begin to arrive. 

Mrs. Martin talks to the girls. 


Old girls serenade the new. 

Colonel Sprague lectures on "Shakespeare's Women." 

White Mountain party leaves. 

Return of White Mountain party. 

Dance given the new girls. 
Dartmouth-Williams game. 
Lecture by Miss Sebati on Japan. 
Seniors appear in caps and gowns ! ! ! 
Hallowe'en Party (Juniors caps and gowns). 

Dr. Leon H. Vincent lectures on "The French Academy." 
Rumors of a Thanksgiving vacation. 
Yale-Harvard game. 
r The cold, gray dawn of the morning after." 

Miss Mullikin lectures on "Raphael, the Decorator." 

The Drill girls entertain the G. A. R. of Newtonville. 

Lasellias entertain the S. D.'s and Deltas. 

Dr. Borden P. Bowne lectures on "Logic and Life." 

Christmas Vespers. 

Pupils' Musical Rehearsal for the term. 

Vacation ! ! 

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January 6. School opens with chapel at 12. 

7. Mrs. Martin talks in chapel. 

14. Lecture on " Decorative Art" by Miss Flora MacDonald. 

16. Seniors in "The County Fair." 

17. Obstacles removed from the fair grounds. 

20. Fritzi Schefr" as the leading feature. 

21. Lecture on " Servia and Macedonia," by Rev. Peter 


23. Juniors give a party to the Seniors. 

26. Junior hats arrive. 

27. Serenade from unknown (?) man. 

28. Day of Prayer. 
30. Valuable time lost. 

February 2. Special telephone message for an absent member. 

3. Mr. Dunham's recital (Orphean Club). 

5. Military coats in vogue. 

6. Reception to Miss Chisholm. 

8. Luncheon in Melrose. 

10. Prominent member of Junior Class succumbs. 

11. Cooking examinations ! ! ! 
Senior-Junior reception. 

13. Dr. Winslow lectures on Russian-Japanese War. 
Masquers give a Valentine party. 

14. Valentines from brothers (?) at home. 

15. Snow ice cream. 

. 17. Junior-Senior "rush." 

18. Lecture on Russia by Dr. H. C. Hovey. 
20. Nordica party. 

22. Washington's Birthday, with the usual good time for all, 

except the toasters. 

23. Faculty meeting interrupted. 

25. Lecture on India by Mrs. Joseph H. Cook. 

26. Private theater parties. 

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February 27. "Magic Art 1 ' in the Gym. 

29. Exciting time over certain pictures. 

March 3. Dr. Watkins "shuffles the bunch." 

Whistler lecture by Miss Mullikin. 
5. : Town meeting." Who said that the Seniors were the 

most popular class in the school ? 
7. The "Labor Day Parade" see Ada Rehan. 
9. Lecture on Consumers' League by Mrs. Kelley. 
11. S. D. Symposium. 
14. Allerlei pictures once again. 
16. Mrs. Martin believes emphatically in self possession. 

18. Lasellia Magazine. 

19. "As You Like It," in the Gym. 
21. Miriam cleans her desk ! ! ! 

25. Deltas give "An Evening with Howells." 

26. 2. A. E. boys perform for the benefit of all. 
28. Civil Government Class visits the State House. 

30. Vacation party leaves for Washington. 

April 6. School reopens. Seniors lose certain articles of private 

property of exaggerated importance. 

7. Wonder why the Seniors didn't have their Senior table 

when they expected to have it ? 
Articles suitable for Sophomore wear are made. 

8. Juniors take their table. 

9. Seniors take their table. 

One of the Seniors mysteriously disappears from the table. 
Query, Was she under it ? 
11. Sopho-Special reception. 

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At dawn, when looking through its rosy light 
Into the still, gray garden bed, 
And when the sun not yet his head 

Has shown above the hills, and naught is bright, 
In dim outline I have discerned 
The buds of roses toward me turned. 

I gaze on one. How sweet her drooping head 
She hangs, as though afraid to look 
At her fair image in the brook ; 

Or as the whispering winds caress, instead, 
She coyly nods, and seems to say, 
"I'm ready for the coming day." 

And now again toward noontide's hour I see, 

Glancing out my window near, 

The bud, half open, white and clear ; 
And think, " How can our God so let it be 

A thing so sweet shall fade away, 

The creature of a single day?" 

In maiden sweetness stand they in their beds, 
No longer bud, but rose, half blown, 
Rare beauties, trembling at the moan 

Of winds that whisper o'er their heads, 
And say, " The course of day's half run ; 
Your life will go with setting sun." 

And looking on these roses hanging there, 
I broke the stems and took them up, 
And gazing deep into the cup, 

Marveled they were so exquisitely fair ; 
For now not half, but fully blown, 
They shed a fragrance all their own. 

And now the sun sinks weary to the west, 
My rose, once lovely, droops and fades ; 
And darkness creeps with deepening shades ; 

Both bud and bloom, from base to creamy crest, 
Have come and gone. May I not say, 
" 'Tis a fitting end to a perfect day ? " 

H. m. R. 

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(51j£ ijamtt?& Ifnusr 


HILE at a summer resort on the shores of Lake Michigan, a 
few years ago, I heard of the " haunted house " of the 
neighborhood. " A haunted house ! " I exclaimed. " That 
sounds interesting." 

' Yes ; it is over there on a hill behind that high crest," 
said my informant, pointing toward the western horizon. 

The hill pointed out seemed near, but I knew that it would take all 
day to reach it and to visit this uncanny place, inhabited, as the country folk 
had told us, only by ghosts. I was curious to see it, however, and having 
with me a friend with whom I was accustomed to going on long tramps, I 
planned a trip to this much-talked-of house, appointing a certain day for it. 
On the appointed day, then, we arose early, and after a hearty breakfast 
started off on foot, with the prospect of a fine time before us. We had 
previously learned by inquiry which path to follow, and could see it ahead of 
us glistening with the early morning dew, here and there hidden from view 
by the thick foliage of the trees. The woods through which we passed 
were so beautiful, and the flowers so temptingly gay and bright, that we often 
lingered to pluck some lovely blossom, charmed by the sylvan solitude of the 
lonely hillside. When we reached the top of the hill, where we stopped to 
rest awhile, we were still more impressed with the beauties that lay around 
us. From that height we could see all of the surrounding country. As we 
looked back in the direction whence we came we saw below us the tiny 
village ; then a level stretch of white sand ; and beyond all the broad, endless 
blue of the lake, lazy in its early morning drowsiness, after an evening of 
windy frolicking and boisterous racing. Turning our backs on this we looked 
to the hill beyond, lonely except for a white house which crowned it, — the 
object of our walk, — standing out boldly against the blue dimness of the dis- 
tant hills in the background, and seeming grimly to defy wind and weather. 
In the hollow formed by the two hills was a tiny hamlet of red-roofed cot- 
tages, through which we were to pass. 

We were so anxious to reach the ill-omened house, that in our over- 
hasty descent of the hill our skirts caught on bush and brier, so that when 

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we reached the first cottage we were rather sorry-looking girls. Neverthe- 
less, we knocked and begged a drink as frankly as if we had driven up in a 
coach and four. Tarrying but a moment for our draught we resumed our 
walk, passing on our way through a quaint street, where the people whom 
we met shook their heads, crossing themselves when they understood where 
we were going ; and looked after us as if they thought us demented. An 
old man quite shook our self-confidence for a few minutes by saying that 
once, long before, he had gone up there, but never would again, and then 
hobbled off without giving a reason. Now for the first time we noticed 
that the sky was not so bright as when we first set out, and looking over 
our shoulders we saw heavy, black clouds, which had blown up so quickly 
that we hardly had time to miss the bright sunlight. 

We quickened our pace, but this hill seemed much higher than the 
first one, and we were soon tired with our unusual exercise. Just as we 
reached the top there came a terrible clap of thunder and a blinding flash of 
lightning, and with a leap the storm was upon us in all its fury of unbridled 
wrath. We ran with all our might to the house, the fateful house, the only 
shelter in sight, and pushing open the door, which squeaked on its rusty 
hinges as it swung inward, we hurriedly entered what proved to be a small 
vestibule-like room. Hastily closing the door, to keep out the rain as much 
as possible, we peered around us. The room was but dimly lighted by a 
single tiny window near the top. Suddenly I heard a whispered " Look! " 
and following a pointed finger, saw in the darkest corner a rope hanging 
from the ceiling with a noose in the lower end. It swung with a slight 
motion to and fro, and, terrified, we precipitated ourselves through the next 
door into the room beyond. 

Here, in a dark, gloomy place, bare of everything except cobwebs and 
old boards, we paused a moment. My friend whispered that she wanted to 
look around. Hand in hand, then, we tiptoed over to the other side of the 
gloomy place to peep into what looked like a closet. The door was locked, 
but with a little persuasion the bolt was made to give way, and we put our 
heads in. After a moment of oppressive silence, our eyes slowly became 
accustomed to the darkness. A long bone was at our feet ; it seemed 
momently to loom larger and to grow more ghastly white. We did not stop 
to see more, but ran frightened into another room, stealthily closing the 
door behind. 

Safe out of that place of horror we turned to look at each other, then 
began to laugh hysterically. But hark ! we were not alone. The frightful 
silence sent back to us many times over the murmur of innumerable voices. 
An awful blast of wind shook the house, and now shrieking and now moan- 

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ing, made it seem as if all the long-dead occupants were up in arms at being 
so intruded upon ; doors slammed, the floors above us creaked, and we 
fancied we could hear sighs from the chimney corner. 

We stood silent with beating hearts for some five minutes ; then once 
more mustering up courage, we grasped each other's hand and tiptoed over 
to the old staircase in the corner. Here we huddled together on the lowest 
step, listening to the blasts of wind and to the heavy rain beating on the 
roof. We spoke now and then in subdued whispers of the suicide that had 
been committed within those very walls, and wondered how long the unhappy 
man had dangled there before the people from below had come up to 

All the time the determination to go upstairs was growing strong within 
me, and as the storm had now lost most of its fury my courage began to 
revive, and I started up, leaving my companion huddled on the lowest step, 
waiting breathlessly for my return. It grew darker and darker the higher 
up I went. There was a trap-door above my head, and cautiously opening 
this I peered around. The minute I did so I wished myself safe below. I 
heard quick steps toward me and groanings from all directions. I felt as if 
somebody were about to seize me by the neck with icy fingers and strangle 
me ; to leave me there — another ghost — to haunt the place forever. I could 
not move. The walls were closing around me. Suddenly with a scream 
that shook the rafters I rushed down stairs, not caring where I went or 
what happened, so long as I got safely away. By some happy intuition I 
divined where the door was, and ran out with my eyes shut and my hands 
over my ears to keep away the hideous sound of phantom steps following me. 
Once outside I threw myself down on the rain-soaked grass and covered my 
eyes, half dead with fear. 

As soon as I dared look up I saw that the rain had stopped, and sud- 
denly the sun shone brightly. I turned and saw my friend at my side. We 
hurried away down the path without a word, not stopping for even a back- 
ward glance. 

We accosted the first man we met and inquired the way to a house. 
He led us to his own home nearby, and we soon were in the midst of a 
group of merry, red-cheeked children, whose mother straightway prepared us 
something to eat, for in our haste we had dropped our luncheon box. After 
resting part of the afternoon at this pleasant place we started on our home- 
ward journey, vowing never again to visit a haunted house. M. K. W. 

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®tj? ©alktng Sim 

Once more the moss-grown steps I climb, 

And sitting down to rest, 
I think of all that happy time 

In old Lasell "Cro' Nest." 

Just over there the halls so dear 
Where oft we romped or paced, 

Unburdened yet by care or fear, 
And our small trials faced. 

For when, so many years ago, 

We tarried at Lasell, 
How oft to this same spot we'd go 

To chatter here a spell. 

And this huge elm that shades me here 
I oft made confidant ; 

His answering leaves sang in my ear 
A sweet and murmurous chant. 

Yet what he whispered in my ear 

No one but I could know ; 
I found his words and meaning clear, 

Though very soft and low. 

And now, I thought, 'twere well to see 
If still he had this power, 

And so I asked him questions three 
Beneath this leafy bower : — 

"Old elm, beneath thy shifting shade 

Since days of long ago, 
Tell me, has ever fairer maid 

Spent hours than those I know ? " 

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The elm, in gently sighing song, 
Addressed these words to me : 
"For those old days I often long,— 
Those days of Used-to-Be ; 

f The times when that pet class of mine — 

The class of ' oughty five ' — 
Beneath my branches wide did climb, 
Sparkling, alert, alive." 

"Tell me, old elm, do you e'er think, 
Behind that bark so seared, 
Of class day bright, when o'er the brink 
Of future years they peered ? " 

"Oh ! I remember well," he moaned, 
"That merry, sunny day, 
When o'er the greensward hundreds roamed 
To hear their parting lay. 

"I hear the stately Seniors' song 
Descending from this bower, 
While all the happy Junior throng 
Then hailed their rising hour." 

"Oh then, old friend, I know that you 
See Drill Day, passing fair, 
When lasses sweet, in neat dark blue, 
Rang orders through the air." 

"Oh yes," he whispers, "well I see 
The glad, triumphant one 
Bear off the field in highest glee 
The flag of those who won." 

A teardrop trembled from its source 
And down my cheek slow crept ; 

Those days, which now came back with force, 
Had moved me, and I wept. 

Oh ! dear old elm, in prose and rhyme 

I'll praise thee more and more, 
Until thy fame, despite old Time, 

Shall live forever more. E. P. 

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" £ftg a iSemimsrrttres " 


TEADY, there ! steady, Nig ! " That's all I hear from morning 
until night. They seem to think I am made of iron and 
never need any rest, but can haul wagons around all the 
time. I wish they were in my shafts awhile ; I guess they 
would get tired of so much "Steady, Nig." Of course, it's 
pretty nice to have Dr. Bragdon say I am such a good horse, as all the girls 
say he does, but I don't like the work. In summer and winter it's just 
the same. In winter the girls must all be taken sleigh-riding, at least once 
around, and in the spring and fall they must all go driving to all the un- 
heard-of places around. 

It really is lots of fun, though, now I think of it again, to take the 
girls. They are always so kind to me, and are always feeding me apples 
when they get a chance ; and then they're so good sometimes as to get out 
when there's a hard place in the road. Once last winter I remember they 
got out and walked almost a square because there was a bare spot in the 
road, and they knew it was hard pulling. And they had just as much fun 
out of it, too. I tell you, I'd lots rather pull the girls around all day than 
work two hours for John. The girls always make me feel so good- 
natured and happy that I can go twice as far with them without being 
tired. And I do hear some of the funniest tales, especially when Dr. Wat- 
kins goes with the girls. Often he tells a story or joke that will jog the 
girls' memories, and after that jokes fly thick and fast for awhile, some of 
them side-splitting. I could laugh a horse laugh at them myself. I 
remember one that was told last winter — I can't remember much farther 
back that that, anyway. Oh, yes, I can remember when I first came here 
to be Dr. Bragdon's horse. That was a long time ago — for me. The 
girls all looked about the same — in the face ; of course their clothes were 
different. They couldn't hold a candle to this year's girls, though. These 
are the finest and kindest girls I have ever seen. I had fine fun with them 
during Christmas vacation. It was freezing cold, and I think the girls must 
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Dr. Watkins drove, and we went to Newton. He got out at one of the 
stores "to get some medicine for Miss Nutt," he said, but he came out 
with several bags in his arms. Of course the girls were inquisitive, — paper 
bags are always so suspicious. When he got out again at another store the 
girls dared to look in, and, behold ! there were large chocolates very similar 
to those we had for dinner that night. 

I'm not always so gentle as you might think from my talk. No, I am 
sometimes tricky, and like my own way. I often pretend that I am fright- 
ened when I'm not a bit so. Then they have to cry, "Steady there, Nig," 
and that makes me more fractious than ever. I don't like to be called 
"Nig," anyway. I don't see why they wanted to call me "Nigger." Why 
couldn't I have had some pleasant name, even though I was black ? I used 
to know other horses just as black as I that had pretty names. 

But I am wandering from my story again. I guess I must be getting 
old and feeble-minded, for I can't keep my mind on my story. I thought I 
would tell you more about the girls than I have. They have such good 
times when they go driving, especially in the spring and fall, when the 
weather is so pleasant and the sun is so warm, and the birds are singing in 
the trees, and the roads are nice and smooth. Then we stay out all the 
afternoon, and often the girls don't want to come in even at five o'clock. 

On Tuesday and Friday afternoons the girls frequently go in their 
drill suits, so that when we go to other towns we attract a great deal of 
attention. Then I step off my very best. I am always proud to carry the 
Lasell girls, because they are always so well behaved. Only once since I 
can remember did the girls do anything which I didn't think was quite 
right. That was one day when Dr. Winslow was with them — well, there ; 
why should I tell anything unpleasant about our girls ? I fancy everybody 
does at one time or another something that might just as well have been 
left undone. When I was a colt my mother often told me that if I couldn't 
say anything pleasant of the other folk in our pasture, I'd better not say 
anything at all. I'll try that this time. There are too many pleasant 
things, anyway, to make it necessary to fill up with other sorts of chatter. 

Well, here comes Mike. I know what that means ; I must be hitched 
up and go to work again. Now I'll hear the same old "Steady, Nig! 
steady there ! " M. R. C. 

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ISS FLORENCE BRONSON looked distinctly discontented 
as she sighed for the tenth time in a half hour, and leaned 
back in the luxuriously-cushioned railway carriage in which 
she was traveling from Baden-Baden to Paris. She was too 
young and too pretty to be anything less than charming, even 
despite her frowns ; but more and more dissatisfied every minute grew her 
face, darkening like a gathering thunder cloud. 

She had first tried to distract her mind from the unpleasant thoughts 
which evidently possessed it, by studying the other occupants of the com- 
partment. One of her fellow-passengers was a studious professor from the 
University of Heidelberg, who, from the moment he had entered the train, 
had kept his eyes riveted on the pages of an immense volume of scientific 
lore ; another, an elderly Frenchwoman ; and the two remaining travelers, a 
man and woman seated opposite Florence, wore the unmistakable signs of 
being experienced American tourists. Their strict and unflagging attention 
to newspaper and novel, with corresponding disregard of the lovely scenery, 
suggested that they had covered the same or similar ground often enough to 
lose interest in it, and they displayed no curiosity about their surroundings. 

Finding nothing remarkable or interesting in her companions, Miss 
Bronson fished an entertaining story from her dress suit case and sought 
oblivion in it. But her thoughts would wander back to the starting point, 
and finally she slammed the book to with vexation, and turned to the window 
to watch the shifting landscape. 

The trouble was that Florence had left Baden that morning against the 
wishes, against even the commands of her older brother, who was also her 
guardian. She had just learned that her dearest friend was in Paris, and 
insisted upon going there immediately to meet her, although her brother 
refused to consent to her traveling so far alone, and it was absolutely impos- 
sible for him to leave Baden until three days later, when they had planned 
to go. When arguments and entreaties alike failed to move the obdurate 
brother, Florence willfully determined to have her own way, and confident 

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of her ability to take care of herself for a day, even in France, telephoned 
her intentions to her angry brother from the railroad station two minutes 
before train time, knowing well that it was then too late for him to stop her, 
and coollv boarded the Paris express, with his indignant remonstrances still 
ringing in her ears. She had felt delightfully independent at first, but now 
that she had had time to reflect, she felt somewhat ashamed of herself and 
almost regretted her disobedience, although she still justified herself by think- 
ing how simple a matter it would be, especially since she could speak French, 
for her to stay on the train until she reached Paris, and then take a cab to 
the hotel, where she would meet her friends. It would not be later than 
nine that evening when she reached her destination, and it was absurd to 
imagine that anything could possibly happen to her ; still, she admitted to 
herself, it wasn't just the right thing to disobey one's brother and guardian. 

While these thoughts were passing through Miss Bronson's mind the 
train reached Nancv. The guard passed along the line, unlocking the 
doors of the compartments, and Florence put her head out of the window 
to watch the groups gathered on the station platform. Her gaze wandered 
listlessly from two or three gendarmes to a happy family about to be separated, 
and then, glancing to her left, she saw a pretty, rosy-cheeked English girl, 
with a jaunty blue hat, leaning out of the window of the coach next to her 
own. She felt a vague satisfaction that the hat was not so pretty as her 
own, also blue, and idly noticed that the guard was leaning against a post a 
few feet away and appeared to be furtively watching her. Summoning 
him and learning that the train was making a ten-minute stop, she decided 
to take a few turns up and down the platform. 

She had not taken many steps when some one gently pulled her sleeve 
from behind and said softly, " Mademoiselle." 

Florence turned quickly, a little frightened, and found the guard standing 
behind her, looking cautiously over his shoulder toward the compartment 
she had just left. He handed her a paper, saying in French, " From Mon- 
sieur C." 

'From Monsieur C," echoed Florence, much surprised. "Are you 
sure it's for me ? You have not made a mistake ? " 

" No, mademoiselle; it is for you from Monsieur C," he persisted. 

"It must be something from Carleton, ' ' thought Florence, as she sauntered 
back to the coach. " But what can it be, and how did he ever get it to 
that guard? And how did the guard know it was for me, — and every- 
thing ? " 

To render her astonishment and mystification more complete, the paper 
contained only these inexplicable words : — 

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" On the left we have a river which has followed the railroad course. 
As you observe, it flows on from Freiburg, winds around past Baden-Baden, 
thence west. It will meet its tributaries farther on. Some one says it is 
loveliest at Manens, but opinions differ. The gardens are in full flower at 
this time, and stand throughout the country around Paris like sentinels at 
their station. We are sure that all will agree that whoever can should cer- 
tainly manage to be present when flowers are arranged at a florist's some- 
time. Be watchful, attentive and very careful, would you learn the secret 
of his skill.— 5." 

Florence reseated herself in the train with about as puzzled a face as 
one would wish to see. 

"It must be from Carleton," she mused; " the man was so certain it 
was for me from ' Monsieur C But what is the sense or meaning of it ? 
I don't think I ever read anything more absurd. It's such an utterly idiotic 
message. What do I care or want to know about this river and its tribu- 
taries ; or about the flower gardens near Paris ; or any of this nonsense. 
Pshaw ! I suppose it is just another of Carleton's unsuccessful attempts to 
be funny." 

Though not entirely satisfied with this explanation Florence refolded 
the note, and placing it between the leaves of her book returned to a con- 
sideration of the scenery. But as time wore on she wearied of the monoto- 
nously pleasant fields and meadows, and drawing out the slip of paper sat 
vacantly staring at it, wondering what mistaken sense of humor had induced 
her brother to send her such a peculiar communication, and deciding that 
she had never received a message quite so pointless. She began aimlessly to 
read every other word of the note, then every third and so on, not at all dis- 
turbed by the nonsense she was making. When she reached five she was 
somewhat startled to read : " Have followed you from Baden-Baden. Meet 
some one at the flower stand, Paris station. All can be arranged. Be care- 
ful, secret." 

"Well," thought Florence, much amused and delighted at her dis- 
covery, " that is what the 5 meant. I didn't suppose that had anything to 
do with the meaning. Isn't Carleton the queerest fellow ? Now, what 
does this mean ? He says he has followed me from Baden-Baden, but I 
don't see how, for he simply couldn't leave there until Friday. Perhaps he 
has sent some one to look after me, or maybe asked some friend in Paris to 
come and meet me at the station and take care of me. But why this 
mystery ? I suppose he thought he'd punish his naughty little sister by 
scaring her a bit. Just to tease him I shall pretend I understood the note 
the first minute I read it. I wonder what ' All can be arranged,' and the 

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rest of it means ; I suppose it's just put in to make things more thrilling and 
mysterious. I certainly feel like the heroine of a shilling shocker, receiving 
messages in cipher and such blood-curdling doings." 

As it grew dark and darker outside, Florence did feel a momentary 
shiver at the thought that she was entirely alone, and might be the victim 
of a plot to rob her, perhaps even to take her life, and that this note was 
but a decoy ; but a few minutes later she laughed at her fears, assuring her- 
self that if the note was from Monsieur C. it could only be from Carleton 
Bronson surely, and from no other. 

When the train pulled in at the Paris station soon after nine, only a 
few minutes late, Florence intrusted her suit case to a porter, directing him 
to the flower stand, and then hurried there herself. 

The rather aged dame who acted as bouquetiere sat behind the counter 
nodding sleepily over her fresh, odorous pinks and beautiful roses. Before 
the counter, with his back to it and one foot impatiently tapping the pave- 
ment, stood a handsome young Englishman with eager, watchful eyes. At 
the other end was a cross-looking Frenchman ; and besides these three, none 
of whom paid any attention to Florence, there was no one anywhere near 
the stand. 

' My escort seems not to have arrived," said Florence to herself. " I'll 
wait ten or fifteen minutes for him, her, or it, and then go right to the 

The Englishman turned and bought some pink roses. People were 
still coming from the train Florence had left, and he carefully kept one eye 
on the door through which they were passing. Just as Florence, also watch- 
ing the stream of passengers, saw the blue-hatted English girl come through 
the door with two others, evidently her parents, she heard the Englishman 
suppress an involuntary exclamation, and turned to find him gazing earnestly 
at the girl as she moved across the waiting room. When the three had 
almost reached the outer door the girl turned, saw the Englishman, and with 
a sudden look of mingled recognition, delight and surprise, she spoke a few 
words to her companions, and getting out her purse came toward the flower 
stand with the apparent intention of buying some flowers. 

Florence, waiting by the counter, could scarcely help hearing what was 
said as soon as the girl came within speaking distance. The Englishman 
spoke eagerly : — 

"Agnes ! You got my note ? You understood ? " 

" Note ? What note ? " asked the blue-hatted one. 

" The one I sent you by the guard on the train." 

" The guard didn't bring me any note." 

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Just as Florence was about to interpose and explain, the Englishman 
continued, rapidly : — 

" Well, it doesn't matter now, but I told him the pretty girl with the 
blue hat. I had to write it in a sort of cipher so that no one but you could 
understand, so if some one else got it they are probably none the wiser. 
Agnes, won't you come now ? I have a carriage waiting, and we can be 
married right away at the English minister's. Don't keep me waiting any 

" O Charles! " gasped Agnes, but he continued: — 

''I shall soon convince your father that poverty is no disgrace, and 
that, anyway, a man can soon lift himself out of poverty, especially if he has 
an angel at his side to cheer and inspire him. The minute we've gone, 
we'll send a message to your father so he won't wait here for you, or think 
you're lost. Won't you come ? " 

Florence didn't hear all of this distinctly and completely lost the answer, 
which was given as the two hurried out of the opposite door from the one 
where the girl's father and mother were waiting. Unconscious of herself and 
her surroundings she stood for some moments quietly smiling, and then 
awaking from her reverie, took a cab to the hotel. 

A few days later, while driving in the Bois with her brother, Florence 
caught a glimpse of a very handsome young Englishman in a victoria beside 
a bewitchingly pretty girl with a blue hat, both looking very happy, and 
again she smiled that quiet smile. S. F. B. 

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Little Mary, one pleasant day, 

Off to boarding school went her way. 

Mary was only five feet high, 

But hoped to grow some by and by. 

She went to gym., and she took the drill, 
Hoping 'twould stretch her, as gyming will. 

At the end of the year, as I'm alive, 
Mary had grown to five feet five ! 

Homeward, then, one pleasant day, 
Little Mary went her way. 

Bless me! " cried mamma, when she caught'sight, 
How have you grown to such a height ? " 

Said Mary, " Dear mother, with fright you'd turn pale, 
If I told you such a grewsome tale." 

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®tj? SabUfi ©urttfb 


There was silence stern and deep 

In the chapel at Lasell 

At the usual hour of sleep ; 

And the tolling of the bell, 

Hanging ominous in the hall, 

To a reckoning did call 

Every teacher, one and all. 

Came they then with curdling blood ; 

At the bar they trembling stood, 

Waiting till their judges should 

File into that black-draped hall. 

Straight from every quiet room, 
Every corner, all the nooks, 
Enter maids of spectral mien 
Laden with those awful books 
Which with dread are always seen. 
Then the Seniors, sable-gowned, 
Take their place the platform round, 
And behind, in rank and file, 
Stand the others, short and tall, — 
Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen, — all 
Waiting for this solemn trial. 

Now the roll is slowly called, 

And each trembling voice replies, 

" Present," quavering, fear appalled- 

Wait they, as for sacrifice. 

First, Miss Carpenter (who alone 

Answered without shake or moan) 

Takes her stand in front of all 

In that dim funereal hall. 

" Quickly, please, the difference state 

'Twixt French seams of latest date 

And the English walking skirt 

Full two inches from the dirt, 

Sticks, and stones, and mud of street." 
'Just the difference," says she, 
" 'Twixt Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee." 
" Right ! Pass on ! " exclaims the judge. 
And on she passes, muttering " Fudge ! " 

" Fraulein Frohn," rings thro' the hall. 
With rising hair she takes her stand 
Before that fearsome, black-robed band. 
" Tell us," says a judge sedate and tall, 
' ' Would you stew or fry a roast ? ' ' 
With glance of fear and look of fright, 
She groans a groan with all her might, 
" Ach, nein ! I know no rule except for 

Next the chaplain's name is heard. 

Forth he steps as white as curd, 

And 'mid awful silence grim 

Hears this question put to him: 

" Will you explicitly recite 

A rule by which a lady fair 

May choose a gown that shall be right 

When she to ballroom would repair ? " 

He, gasping, says, " The guimpe is fine ; 

But if a choice I might suggest, 

A simple muslin should be mine." 

" Flat failure ! " says the judge with zest. 

Rising from the chair she sat in, 

Came now the teacher of Greek and Latin. 

When asked how to swim 

On first jumping in, 
Her answer, novel and unexpected, 
Had the fate to be rejected. 
She sighing said, with fluttering breath, 
" Take a life preserver to hinder death ! " 

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Came Miss Witherbee — English — next, 
Called to answer this question vexed: 
' Define for us the contrary ways 
Of football punts and low-tackle plays." 
To this question difficult gave she reply, 
' You may know the answer to this ; not I." 
' Failure ; zero ! " the examiner said, 
And the poor examinee hung her head. 

Now Dr. Winslow, who never says " fail," 
Came forth with courage to meet his test. 
One sees in his eye that he thinks this a jest, 
And never a whit does his face turn pale. 
The voice of the judge is deep and severe 
As she states : ' ' Good sir, your paper is here, 
Marked ' Not accepted ' across the top. 
You never could take sixty girls to shop. 
Of words, by the way, you've but nine 

When a round full thousand of you were 

required ; 
And you lack half an inch of the margin 

Have the kindness, I pray, to correct and 

You may see me about it to-morrow night." 

" Madamoiselle," the clerk now cries. 
" Oui, Oui, presente," a voice replies. 
These words she hears as forth she goes 
To stand there quaking from crown to toes, 

" Please to give the conjugation 

Without the slightest hesitation — 

From side to side, and up and down, 

About and across, and round and round— 

Of the German verb ' murren. 1 " 

As in scorn she makes reply, 

With an air of " Do or die," 

" En frangais, s'il vous plait, sire ; 

Je ne vous comprende pas." Here 

Rose a clamor from the throng. 

" Failure ! Let her move along! " 

Others questions hard and deep 
Had to ponder,, had to keep 
Silence oft, tho' fain to say 
What was asked of them that day. 

Suddenly the clock struck two ; 
Clangor rang the courtroom thro' ; 
Filed the judges from the hall, 
Fat and thin, and short and tall ; 
Surged the throng of listeners out, 
Noisily, with song and shout. 
Left alone those teachers were, 
Far too frightened for to stir. 
" Have we lost thro' failures sad 
All the footing that we had ? " 
Murmured they with downcast looks ; 
Then betook them to their books. 
After this, the legends say, 
The girls had peace full many a day. 

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T he A L L E R L E I 

g>p?rim£ttB nf Jtebum Uernrftrt* ntt (flunking Papers 

Nine O'Clock Jelly • 

Take anywhere from 50 to 140 girls. A proportionate amount of pent-up 
One quart of daring. noise. 

One ounce desire for filling water Four pounds strike sugar, 

Mix rapidly, stirring constantly as the various ingredients are added. It 
is done when it boils over at the 9.10 bell. Fill the glasses and set away 
till morning to cool. When congealed, if directions have been strictly fol- 
lowed, the jelly will look like a kaleidoscopic picture of the rainbow. 

Recipe for Supe (Senior Paper) 

One cup willingness. One cup forethought. 

Three-eighths cup cheerfulness. Two level tablespoonfuls of desire to 


A pinch of liking for work. Mix abstract qualities, stir well ; add rest 
of ingredients slowly. Keep on hand constantly, use freely. 

Recipe for Supe (Junior Paper) 

One cup endurance. One-half cup abnormal strength. 

Two ounces staying power. One level tablespoonful grit. 

Mix ingredients well together. Season frequently with dashes of 
flowers from Senior, and let rest for long periods between times of using. 
Serve sparingly, as an overdose might ruin the constitution. Handle with 

Post-Office Jam 

One quart expectancy. One quart eagerness. 

One-half pound wishes. One pint impatience. 

One hundred and forty girls. One tablespoonful watchfulness. 

A dash of hope and one of despair. 

Mix the girls and other ingredients in a limited section of a long hall. 
Cook all together slowly for a half hour, sweeten with one pound of Mabel's- 
smiles and flavor with three tablespoonfuls of cheque from home. To be 
served hot, under cover of lamp by the bell. z. R. B. 

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M. Andr-ws : 
E. Ansh-tz : 
E. Anth-ny : 

E. Arg-- : 
G. Atw-ll : 
W. Atw-ll : 
B. B-c-n : 

P. B-t-s : 
A. B -n : 

R. B-NF-RD : 

M. Bl-ckm-n : 
Z. Bl-ckb-rn : 

F. Br-gd-n : 

F. Br--kf--ld : 
J. Bryc- : 

S. C-LDW-LL : 

E. C-MPB-LL : 

H. C-r-y: 
H. E. C-rt-r : 
H. F. C-rt-r: 
M. Cl-rk: 

R. Cl-r- : 

M. C-gsw ll : 

F. C-rb-n : 

"Tall oaks from little acorns grow.' 7 
. "Oh, rare the head-piece ! " 
"Neat, not gaudy." 
"Kindness has resistless charms." 
"Shut up in measureless content." 
ff Her smile is like the summer sunset." 
"Oh, who does know the bent of woman's fantasy." 
"A modest manner befits a maid." 
"A life retired is well inspired." 
"All that's best of dark and bright 

Meet in her aspect and her eyes." 
"Thy smile engendereth love." 
"Her sunny locks 

Hang on her temple like a golden fleece." 
"Brave, not romantic; learned, not pedantic; 

Frolic and frantic — this must be she." 
"None but herself can be her parallel." 
"I awoke one morning and found myself famous." 
" Free from flutterings of loud mirth that scorneth measure." 
"Humility is eldest born of virtue." 
"She speaks, behaves, and acts just as she ought." 
"Quick and fine witted." 

'Tis thine to keep forever fresh and glad ! " 
"Delight, enthusiasm, content ! " 
"All will spy in thy face 

A blushing, womanly discovering grace." 
"A mind at peace with all below, 

A heart whose love is innocent ! " 
"Her charity almost became excess." 
"We love the playtimes of our early days." 

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E. Ch-ds-y: 
L. D-L- : 

C. D-NF-RTH : 
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M. D-RR--GH: 

W. D-m-ng : 
M. D-dg-: 
M. D-gl-ss: 
C. E-t-n : 

H. F--RB-NKS : 

M. Fr-d-r-ck 

G. F-ll-r : 
C. F-nk- : 

S. G-ll-p : 
L. G-rl-ck : 
J. G-r-n : 

G. Gr-h-m : 
L. Gr-n-w-ld ; 
M. G-rd-n : 

B. H-rb-r : 
E. H-rb-r : 
I. H-rb-r: 
H. H-rb-n- : 
N. H-rt : 
M. H-sk-ll: 
L. H-y-s : 


E. H-ll: 

M. H-dg-ns : 
A. H-tchk-ss : 
E. Ingl-h-rt : 
H. J-cks-n : 

"Lived in the saddle." 

"A lute beneath her graceful hand 

Breathes music forth at her command." 
"In all the pride of blushing youth." 
" 'Tis remarkable that they talk most who have the least 

to say." 
"Her voice was deep, was low, like thunder afar off." 
"Her modest looks the cottage might adorn." 
"Tho' learned, well bred; and tho' well bred, sincere." 
"I had no fears — not one." 
"One broad, substantial smile." 
"As silent as the pictures on the wall." 
"I have marked a thousand blushing apparitions to start 

into her face." 
"Small, but oh, pshaw ! " 
"Hang sorrow ! Care will kill a cat, 

And therefore let's be merry ! " 
"I never saw anybody so particular in all my life ! " 
"Her pencil drew whate'er her soul designed." 
"Life is a sheet of paper white, 

On which a merry song I'll write." 
"Look, with what courteous action." 
"I would beguile the tedious day with sleep." 
"People of a lively imagination are generally curious, and 

always so when a little in love." 
"Neat as a pin, and blooming as a rose." 
"The gentleness of all the gods go with you." 
"We laugh but little in our days, but are we less frivolous? " 
"Experience had made her sage." 
"Toil unsevered from tranquility." 
"The pen is mightier than the sword." 
"What is the use of so much talking?" 
"Still waters flow deep." 
"A happy soul that all the way 

To heaven hath a summer's day." 
"A daughter of the regiment." 
"So young, so fair, so good" (?). 
"Brevity is the soul of wit." 
"At sight of thee my gloomy soul cheers up, 

My hopes revive, and gladness dawns within me." 

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B. J-HNS-N : 
M. J-HNST-N : 

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R. M-rst-n : 

E. M-TTH-ws : 

C. M-TTL-GE : 

M. McC-r- : 

F. McK--z-e : 
E. M-R- : 

L. M-L--R : 
L. M-R--LL : 

M. N-L--N. 

E. P-tt-rs-n : 

C. P-N-M-N : 
M. P-TT-R : 

B. Pr-c-: 

E. R-b-rts-n : 

E. R-g-r- : 

G. R-M-NS 

G. R-w- : 
H. R-y-e : 

"That out of distance might ensue 

Desire of nearness doubly sweet." 
"O happy creature ! " 
"Speaking in deeds." 
"A most gentle maid." 
"She spread around that silent spell 

That made all people love her well." 
"Her pencil was striking, resistless and grand." 
"Wise in her daily words was she." 
"Fresh as a flower." 

"Love in that gentle heart is quickly and richly learned." 
"A mind not to be changed by place or time." 
"So unaffected, so composed of mind, 

So firm, so soft, so strong, yet so refined." 
"No woman's heart so big, to hold so much."' 
"Vessels large may venture more, 

But little boats should keep near shore." 
"For she was timid as a wintry flower. 1 ' 
r The only scientific thing to do with money is to spend it." 
"For I am nothing if not critical." 
"A gentle, soft, engaging air." 
"Gentle of speech, beneficent of mind." 
"Her statue tall, — I hate a dumpy woman." 
"In simple manners all the secret lies." 
"Courage never to submit or yield." 
"Hast thou beheld the deep, glad eyes of one who has 

persisted and achieved ?" 
"Thy voice is a celestial melody." 
"A countenance in which did meet, 

Sweet records, promises as sweet." 
"Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice." 
" Ne in her speech, ne in her behavior ; 

Was lightness seen, or looser gravity, 

But gracious womanhood." 
"As good as a comedy." 
"Be cool, my friend, and hear my muse dispense 

Some sovereign comforts drawn from common sense." 
"There ; my blessing with thee." 
"She'll suit her bearing to the hour, — 

Laugh, listen, learn, or teach." 

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D. S-LZ-N-te-n : "For she is wise, if I can judge of her." 

M. S-WY-R : "Hail, social life ! Into thy pleasing bounds 

Again I come to pay the common stock." 

E. Sch— P- : "My soul is quite weighed down with care, and asks 

The soft refreshment of a moment's sleep." 
G. S-H-O-S : "There was a little girl, 

Who had a little curl, 

Right in the middle of her forehead." 
L. S-M-NS : "Her cheeks are like the blushing cloud." 

B. Sl-IC-ER : "Brevity is very good." 
A. S-o- : "How dear to my heart 

Are the scenes of my childhood." 

E. S-L-M-N : "Thy actions to thy words accord." 

M. St— L : "So fair, so fresh, so youthful, and so rosy." 

M. Str-i-t : "I chatter, chatter, as I go." 

F. S— O-G : ;t The eloquent blood spoke in her cheeks." 
S. S— O— : "A maiden modest, yet self-possessed." 

E. T-A--R : "A something so shy, it would shame it to make it a show." 

C. Th-A-L- : "Of gentle manner." 

L. Th-m-S : "None knew her but to love her." 

E. Th-R-t-n : "Little at first, but mighty at the last." 

A. T-M-K-NS : "With smiles like those of summer." 

D. T-R— R : "True as the needle to the pole, 

Or as the dial to the sun." 

B. V-L : "If she will, she will, you may depend on it ; 

If she won't, she won't, and there's an end on it." 
A. V-c-RY : "To know her is to love her." 

K. W-S-B-RN : "If thou would'st view fair Melrose right, 

Go visit it by the pale moonlight." 
L. W-AV-R : "We'll have a swashing and a martial outside." 

E. W-ST : "Neat, but not finical ; sage, but not cynical." 
L. Wh-T- : "T.hou art pale in mighty studies grown." 

M. W-L-E-T : "Success I hope, and fate I cannot fear ; 
Alive or dead, I shall deserve a name." 
M. W-L-ON : "She keeps her temper'd mind serene and pure." 

A. W-OD-OR-H : "Her face ! O call it fair, not pale." 
A. Wr-g-T : "A few strong instincts and a few strong rules." 

A. W-L-E : "Within her look a blessing beamed." 

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Lit-tle girls, lis-ten, and you shall see why you must go to 
La-sell when you are old e-nough. If you grow old e-nough, but 
are not tall e-nough, per-haps you can wear huge hair rib-bons and 
make your-self look tall-er. You shall hear the sto-ry of Bes-sie, 
and learn how use-ful her train-ing at La-sell was af-ter she left 

One night dur-ing the sum-mer, just af-ter Bes-sie's school- 
days, she went out row-ing with a young man whom her mam-ma 
thought was el-i-gi-ble. You do not know what this word means, 
lit-tle girls, but per-haps you will some day. This man want-ed to 
mar-ry Bes-sie, al-though she did not like him and did not pro-pose 
to let him pro-pose. But he plan-ned to up-set the row-boat, save 
Bes-sie with a great show of cour-age, and see if that would not help 
some-what. But when he tip-ped the boat o-ver Bes-sie cun- 
ning-ly cried, " Come on; let's race to the shore ! ' And swim-ming 
her ver-y best, as she had been taught at La-sell, she reach-ed land 
ten minutes be-fore the young man did. This made him wea-ry 
— in well-do-ing, and he troub-led Bes-sie no more. 

One night when Bes-sie's fath-er was a-way from home and 
her moth-er ill, she heard burg-lars in the house. There were no 
re-vol-vers hand-y, but with-out a sin-gle scream, Bes-sie crept up 
be-hind the two men, who were both strong, stout, six-foot-ers, 
push-ed them in-to a corn-er and held them there while her lit-tle 
broth-er tel-e-phon-ed for the po-lice. They squirm-ed and wrig- 

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gled, but could not get a-way, for Bes-sie's gym. work had ren- 
der-ed her so mus-cu-lar and so dex-ter-ous that they were no 
match for her. 

Once Bes-sie's lit-tle broth-er be-came ill when the fam-i-ly 
were in the coun-try, where there was no doc-tor with-in less than 
ten miles ; no, nor with-in quite a lit-tle more than ten miles ei- 
ther. Bes-sie came no-bly to the res-cue. She drop-ped a sweet 
smile in-to a glass of wa-ter, stir-red it un-til well mix-ed, and gave 
it to lit-tle bro-ther in cau-ti-ous do-ses. He be-gan to feel bet- 
ter at once, and a doc-tor af-ter-wards said that Bes-sie's med-i- 
cine was the on-ly thing that sav-ed his life. This meth-od of 
treat-ing ail-ments with cheer-ful-ness she learned from Miss Nutt. 

Bes-sie was at a re-cep-tion one e-ven-ing, when a man was 
in-tro-duced to her. He put out his hand, but Bes-sie, who knew 
bet-ter, mere-ly look-ed out of the win-dow shade and re-mark-ed 
that it was a pleas-ant rain af-ter the show-er. At La-sell one 
learns to be-have with great de-co-rum. 

Soon af-ter Bes-sie had left La-sell, her fath-er and moth-er 
took her a-broad. Hav-ing learn-ed French at La-sell, she was 
a-ble to ask for-eign-ers, " Par-lex vous Chin-ois ? ' as nat-ur-al-ly 
as a na-tive. Thus her rep-u-ta-tion for wit be-came es-tab-lish-ed. 

On the trip home Bes-sie thought that the ship's of-fi-cers 
took too much pride in their gor-ge-ous un-i-forms. So one night 
she wore her old drill suit to din-ner. The of-fl-cers, a-bash-ed and 
o-ver-come by the beau-ty and sim-ple el-e-gance of the cos-tume, 
were so much hu-mil-i-ated that they e-ver af-ter-wards ap-pear-ed 
in civ-il-ian's dress. 

On this voy-age Bes-sie and her fam-i-ly were ship-wreck-ed 
and cast a-shore on a des-ert is-land. Here Bes-sie was ver-y use- 
ful as chief chef. Since she had firm-ly grasp-ed the rule for white 
sauce, she con-coct-ed de-li-ci-ous fish chow-ders with the fish her 
fath-er caught, and would have been a-ble to make ap-ples in bloom 

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had there been a-ny ap-ples on the is-land. Her sponge cake was 
not a great suc-cess be-cause she did not know the dif-fer-ence be- 
tween so-da and bak-ing pow-der, and al-ways for-got what it was 
a-bout the but-ter that was so im-por-tant. But these, my dear 
chil-dren, are tri-fles. 

Af-ter they had lived on the is-land for near-ly a month, they 
saw one day a ship sail-ing past. Bes-sie's fath-er shout-ed to the 
peo-ple on it and her moth-er scream-ed for aid, but those on board 
ship only thought the can-ni-bals were a-mus-ing them-selves. Fi- 
nal-ly Bes-sie had a bright i-dea. Joy-ful-ly she lift-ed up her 
voice and sang, " Ho-e-la." Then the peo-ple on the ship de-ci- 
ded that some-thing real-ly must be wrong, so they made for the 
is-land to find out what the trou-ble was. Then Bes-sie and her 
fath-er and moth-er went on board the ship, which took them safe-ly 
home, where they all lived hap-pi-ly ev-er af-ter. 

Now, lit-tle girls, you see how use-ful, as well as or-na-men-tal, 
was Bes-sie's train-ing at La-sell. I am sure you will want to go 
to La-sell, too, and learn all these nice things, will you not I 

s. F. B. 

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The A LIE R L E I 

Auburndale Flashlight', April 8, 1904. 


Brilliant Function Postponed ! 

An elaborate breakfast which was to have 
been given yesterday morning by the Senior 
Class of Lasell Seminary, was unfortunately 
prevented by an unforeseen catastrophe- 
During the previous evening it was discov- 
ered, much to the chagrin of the hostesses, that 
burglars had broken into the homes of some 
of the most prominent guests and had ab- 
stracted the exquisite toilettes prepared for 
the momentous occasion. The sumptuous 
banquet was indefinitely postponed, to the 
great regret and disappointment of the would- 
be participants. 

Auburndale Flashlight, April 9, 1904. 

Post-Lenten Activity in Social Circles 

The Junior Class of Lasell Seminary were 
entertained at a charming dinner last even- 
ing in the dining room of the Seminary. 
The guests, seated at one long table, were 
all becomingly gowned in dainty white, with 
fetching white sunbonnets. The table was 
decorated in gold and white, the class colors, 
and the cakes and ices also conformed to 
this color scheme. Covers were laid for 
twenty. This dinner was undoubtedly the 
most brilliant and noteworthy event of the 
season in society. 



How far, O Rising Gong, wilt thou abuse our patience ? How long shalt thou raise 
the echoes in thy mad career ? To what extreme wilt thou carry thy noisy clapper ? Art 
thou nothing daunted by the night watchman, posted to secure silence in the night ? Noth- 
ing by the red lights ? Nothing by the dismay of all sensible girls ? Nothing by the Faculty 
assembled in their meeting place ? Nothing by the pitiful groans of all here present ? 

Seest thou not that thy noise is disliked ? That thy wretched clanging is abhorrent to 
the feelings of every girl here in the school ? 

Oh, the time! The early morning time ! The Faculty understand all this ; the Prin- 
cipal sees it ; and yet the bell rings. Rings ! Aye, truly, and awakes us from our sleep ; 
presumes to interrupt our dreams ; and with its discordant clangor marks out each one of 
us for its victim. 

Long since, O Instrument of Torture, ought the Principal to have ordered thee to 
banishment. But thou shalt ring on, so feared, so dreaded, so hated by the wrathful vic- 
tims thou hast disturbed, that thy life will be menaced by the threats of angry enemies 

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in f nu IKttofa 

How to hold your horses ? 

How to get an excuse from church ? 

That creepy feeling when the red lights are on ? 

Just how to wake the solar plexus ? 

Why Margaret Henderson is so quiet ? 

How short our French lessons are ? 

Those Junior hats ? 

Where the Juniors hide caps and gowns ? 

How Izzy is ? 

Lizzie-To-Boom ? 

About ruffles, frills and guimpes ? 

Who have the best " supes " in school ? 

Who put the Seniors out of their class meeting ? 

How many girls care for writing essays ? 

Where the H 2 Q is kept ? 

Jo Holmes mention the postage rates from Auburndale to Bermuda ? 

Of a time when Julia wasn't " engaged ? " 

The cow bell of Room 4 ? 

Of our Teddy ? 

Of Syre and Tidon ? 

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Can #ou (6u?bs 

What there is Helen Royse can't do ? 

Who gives the cat-call ? 

How lame a girl ought to be to need crutches ? 

How Laura Simons and Blanche Harber get to town so often ? 

What time Miss Potter retires ? 

Why the Juniors cured their spring fever by writing poetry ? 

Who has attained the accomplishment which delights young America 
at the age of seven ? 

Where Belle Johnson goes every Saturday evening ? 

Who threw violets at Jaques ? 

How much money the Wooloomooloo Sisters took in at their circus ? 

Who sometimes says, " Don't all speak at once, please, as it might 
cause confusion ? " 

What caused the Seniors to postpone taking their table ? 

Why 'Lizzie" Harber knocks on the door before entering French 
class ? 

Supe — Did you know Hanna was dead ? 
Brilliant Senior — Hannah who ? 

Junior (at the store) — Maud, have the Bible symphonies for the Junior 
Bible Class come yet ? 

Dr. Watkins (in Civil Government Class, weary of joking) — Let's 
give up the side shows and get back to the main tent. 

Latin Student (translating Livy) — And a cow also mounted to the 
third story of his own accord. 

Teacher (in Bible Class) — So Herod cut off John's head, and that was 
the end of John the Baptist. 

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iMatlfraattrH Apptefr at HasHl 


N. B. An axiom is a truth which is assumed without proof as being 

1. A bee line is the shortest distance between a midnight stroller and 
a refuge. 

2. If lectures be added to lessons, the results will be failures. 

3. Girls having the same strike are hostile to each other. 

4. If breaking operations be peformed upon rules, the results will be 
prolonged faculty meetings. 


1. If Ivy is three feet tall, how high are Agnes Kellar's collars ? 

2. If the average grip of the Juniors is 15, how many of them does it 
take to force the Seniors out of their class meeting? 

3. If A starts from Room 62, walking at the rate of 3 miles a minute, 
and B starts from Room 5 at the same moment, walking at the rate of 2 
miles a minute, at what point will they meet ? 

4. If a girl can stretch her arm till it is a yard long, how far can 
mind reach ? 

5. A -f- B = happiness ; A — B = misery. 

Hyp. Let A = Alcine ; B = Elsa. 

6. If black ribbon is 5 inches wide, how many square feet are there 
in Mildred's hair ribbons ? 

7. If Violets are $1 per 100, how large are Edith Anthony's 
florist's bills ?' 

Siberia, that land once so desecrated, is now rapidly becoming popu- 

" The Old Testament consists of the Pentateuch, the historical books, 
the poetical books, and the major and minor profits." 

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The A L L E R L E I 

Hearing that some of the girls find it difficult to choose subjects for 
their essays, the Allerlie Board venture to make a few suggestions to them. 
They wish to acknowledge their indebtedness to Meade's " Practical Compo- 
sition and Rhetoric," from which most of the suggestions are taken. 

Hoiv can one form a habit of study ? — BLANCHE HARBER. 

The value of geography in the study of history. — MlSS CARPENTER. 

Some excuses for using slang. — MAREE DARROUGH. 

To what extent should a student read magazines f — MARIE ANDREWS. 

A study of a handful of snow. — AvA. 

Sunday as a day of rest. — LuciLE ZELLER. 

Trials of a hook agent. — EDNA AND MARY. 

Coin collecting. — GRACE Hardy. 

Hints on household decoration. — Ruth BlNFORD. 

How to prepare for an examination. — LAURA WEAVER. 

Our chapel , inside and outside (descriptive). — ELSIE ANSHUTZ. 

If hat I know about bows and beaux. — BELLE JOHNSON. 

How I tried to raise bees (B's). — JENNIE HAMILTON. 



Cooking a 

Edna Rogers 

Ina Harber 

Our Receptions . . Lessons 

Mildred . 




Poster Auction 

Grammar Days in French Class 

Prissy Mattlage 


Oh, horrors ! 
Unconscious humor 
Manners and Social Usages " 



. Elocution 

. Elsa 

Enthusiastic bidding 


. " Striker" 

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The A L L E R L E I 

Gladys Patterson 

" Idiot" 

Edith Hill 

Marie Cogswell 

Miss Potter 

" Jule" Gerin . 

Etta Forrest 

" Prissy " Mattlage . 

Pearl Bates "] 

Hazel Carey 

Helen F. Carter 

Maude Kennedy J 

" Lizzie " Harber 

Miriam Nelson . 


Stye f . 5L gwtetg 


Katharine Jenckes 
Juliette Gerin 
Grace Fuller 
Edith Harber 
Cora Danforth 
Aimee Mack 
Bertha Sleicher 
Nellie Krause 
Marjorie Blackman 

Adele Woodworth 
Edith Anthony 
Claire Funke 
Helen Royse 
Minnie Sawyer 
Gertrude Schloss 
Ava Snow 
Edna Chedsey 
Frances Bragdon 

ffiaBell Simturg 


Alice Stahl 

" Schlappie " . 

Mary Dodge 

" Tommy Tompkins " 

Grace Levor 

" Jay " Bryce . 

Helen " Darling " . 

Can be Found 

. In hall center 
. In the library 
In No. 19 
Printing pictures 
In No. 18 
Making faces 
In No. 40 
. Practicing in the lecture room 

. Nutting 

In front of the mail boxes 


Playing " Navajo " 

Entertaining callers 

In No. 67 


In No. 44 
. Trying to get ads. 

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A faithful representation of the brilliant scene in the Gymnasium, on the evening 
of December 5, 1903, during the circus given by the Wooloomooloo Sisters. 

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There is a young lady named Royse, 
Who is always exceedingly joyse ; 

A favorite with teachers, 

And all sorts of creatures, 
And very much liked by the boyse. 

We all know a girl named Adele ; 
She's very well known at Laselle ; 

When this charming girl 

Whirls society's whirl, 
She surely will be quite a belle. 

Miss Patterson G. has a voice 
Which we think decidedly choice ; 

We all love to hear 

This voice sweet and clear, 
And in chances to hear it rejoice. 

Edna's a humorous creature ; 
Joking is her leading feature. 

<c I haven't my lesson ; 

I'm only just guessin', 
And leaving the rest to the teature." 

The self-satisfied girls of '04 

Once grew exceedingly sore ; 
Put out of their meeting, 
After conflict quite heating, 

They considered the Juniors a " bore." 

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T he A L L E R L E I 

IStont in 8>ljaii0toB 

You saw the Junior Board before, 

In festal glad array ; 
And now you see their likenesses, 

As they look another way. 

They've worked hard now for many a moon, 

How hard they only know ; 
Till now they're only shadows dim, — 

Labor has made them so. 

From early morn till late at night, 
Contracted brows they've bent 

Over those puzzling tasks of theirs, 
Upon success intent. 

Lists of classes (tedious task) , 
Was one of our first duties ; 

The Juniors have their pictures, too, 
Quite a group of beauties. 

Organizations, not a few, 
Next claimed our attention ; 

And to the happenings of the year, 
We gave some little mention. 

Then bits of English prose and verse, 
Such as we've learned to write ; 

Samples of humor and of wit, 
Cuts that we hope don't bite. 

All credit to the faithful 

Who've pursued the slippery ad., 
And chased th' elusive object 

Till well nigh driven mad. 

Now from our arduous labors 
We're glad to be set free ; 

And of our toil unceasing, 
The consummation see. 

The artists nobly striving, 

(Their efforts are on view) , 
And editors, all anxiously, 

Verdict await from you. 

We hope that all who read the book, 
Both now and by and by, 

Will interest and amusement find 
In the naught-five Allerlei. 

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There was a young lady from Maine, 
Whose features were, — well, rather plaine. 
When asked, " Are you flirtin' ? " 
She said, " I'm not certain ; 
I'm sure it's all done without paine." 

Oh, love, be mine," fond William cries, 

" Forever and a day ! " 
Alas, I cannot," the maid replies, 

For I always want my own sweet way ! ' ' 
That need not part us," doth William say, 

" For you can love me still ; 
And instead of having your own sweet way, 

You can always follow your own sweet Will ! " 

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Lasell Seminary for Young Women 

Charles C. Bragdon, Principal 

Dear Dr. Bragdon: — 

Auburndale, Mass., April 15, 1904. 

You ask me why I can honestly advise my friends to come to Lasell. I am glad to give 
my reasons briefly as follows: — 

1. The Aim of Lasell is to prepare young women to become homemakers, the highest 
calling for women. This purpose meets our pupils' need. 

2. Our School Associations are pleasant and stimulating both as to pupils, who come 
from good homes widely distributed, and as to teachers, who are exceptionally well equipped 
for their work and united in their efforts to give the very best possible. 

3. Our Course of Study from which pupils may select is unusually large and varied, 
including as serious courses, besides those usually offered, Cooking, Swimming, Military 
Drill, Dressmaking, Millinery, Bookkeeping, Stenography, Nerve Training, Organ, Violin, 
History of Art, and Conversational French and German. 

4. The Regular Life which we lead with careful attention to physical needs makes for 
good health, the foundation for enjoyable work. 

5. Our Unexcelled Location, in a beautiful suburb of Boston and near the Charles 
River, gives us a rare opportunity to enjoy the best literary, musical, and dramatic entertain- 
ments and the most attractive out-door sports. 

Why should I not be glad to commend so favored a school? 

Sincerely yours, 

G. M. Winslow. 

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